[Msa-discuss] Updated deadline: VWM special topics CFP

Cheryl Hindrichs cherylhindrichs at boisestate.edu
Sat Mar 26 15:21:59 EDT 2016

Dear all,

Apologies for cross posting, but I want to share this CFP and let you know
its deadline has been extended to July 15 for submissions. Please contact
me with any questions.

Best regards,

Cheryl Hindrichs

*CFP Virginia Woolf Miscellany*

*Issue #90, Fall 2016*

*Special Topic: *

*Woolf and Illness*

*Submissions due: 15 July 2016*

Virginia Woolf’s 1926 essay “On Being Ill” questions why illness has failed
to feature as a prime theme of literature, alongside love, battle, and
jealousy. This issue of VWM seeks contributions on Woolf’s exploration of
illness in her life and work, as a paradigm for reexamining modernist
literature and art, and its influence on subsequent writers. Topics might
include questions such as: How does the literature of illness challenge or
enhance theories of trauma, narrative ethics, and disability studies? How
does Woolf’s focus on the politics and aesthetics of the ill body inform
our understanding of the period, including in relation to Victorian values,
in relation to the 1918-19 flu pandemic, and in relation to mechanized
modernity’s drive toward professionalization and specialization? How has
the contemporary literary landscape changed to contribute to the popularity
of Woolf’s focus—from the success of the medical humanities to the
proliferation of autopathographies? What might be inspiring or potentially
problematic in Woolf’s theory of illness as a site for creative rebellion?

Send submissions of no more than 2500 words by 15 July 2016 to:
Cheryl Hindrichs at <*cherylhindrichs at boisestate.edu
<cherylhindrichs at boisestate.edu>*>

Department of English
Boise State University
1910 University Drive
Boise, ID 83725-1525

office: (208) 426-7072
home: (208) 345-1510
cherylhindrichs at boisestate.edu
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